Lavandula walks us through a geography that was as appreciated by the Romans as it is today by visitors from all over the world interested in growing a plant whose prestige grows as the genius of its cultivators.
But Provence is not only a land of perfumes and essences, it was also glory and an ordeal for the Cathars of Montségur, those good men that the Church persecuted and massacred in the 13th century. A space of privilege and light for painters such as Van Gogh, Cézanne or Matisse, who expressed their reliefs with unusual strength and joy. Admired for its therapeutic and aesthetic virtues, lavender, whose genealogy and destiny the author traces with a master hand telling us the stories of persecuted and persecutors, witches and doctors, painters and perfumers who brushed their ears, is the screen on which the future is projected. human.
Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires, 1944. Novelist, poet, philologist, essayist, and translator. In 1970 he moved to Jerusalem to study Kabbalah, the Bible, and Anthropology and History of the Middle East. In 1977 he received a grant from the Italian government to investigate in Florence the work of the humanist Pico de la Mirandola. Nationalized Spanish, since 1978 he lives in Barcelona, where he graduated in Hispanic Philology.
Tireless traveler, he has been in the the United States, much of South America, Europe and Israel. He published his first book of poems The Four Elements in the 1960s, a work that followed: Fruits, Fish, Birds, Flowers, Canon of Pollen and Samaras. In 1976 he began the publication of Planetarium, a series of novels that at the moment consists of 5 volumes: Sun, Moon, Earth, Mars and Mercury.
He has edited a dozen essays, among which are: The abacus of species, Music for the instruments of the body . His latest books: Amore ludum, The breeder of fireflies, The music of the spheres, A white stone.
At Club Eirene he has published the short story The Cloud Seller.
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